Sugar Land, TX News (June 11, 2014) - Tucanos Brazilian Grill, a festive, family friendly Brazilian steakhouse, announced plans for a month-long celebration of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™. Tucanos will celebrate Brazil hosting soccer’s world championship with activities for the whole family, featuring a decidedly Brazilian flair. The limited-time celebration will include special World Cup menu items and “tailgate” carryout packages, daily in-restaurant viewing parties, an online social media contest, and the introduction of what may be the next “must-have” World Cup souvenir – the caxirola. The caxirola – created in the image of the caxixi, a traditional Brazilian percussion hand instrument – is a rhythmic noisemaker that has been dubbed the official musical instrument of this year’s World Cup in Brazil.
Tucanos restaurants may be one of the few places where caxirolas will be available since the instruments have been banned from World Cup venues for “safety reasons” due to some fans throwing them at players, coaches, and other fans.
World Cup enthusiasts can get their own caxirola at Tucanos Brazilian Grill in a number of ways:
- Entering a social media contest through Tucanos’ Facebook page
- Attending viewing parties at your nearest Tucanos restaurant
- Reserving carryout orders for special World Cup package meals
- Participating in a youth Soccer Shoot-out on July 12
(Promotions and special events may vary; caxirola giveaways while supplies last.)
“We wanted to create a World Cup celebration that captured the spirit of Brazil,” said Robert Kelly, general manager of the Sugar Land location at 16535 Southwest Freeway #2001, Sugar Land, TX. “Our closing celebration will be a Soccer Shoot-Out at the restaurant on July 12th at 5:30 pm.”
The Soccer Shoot-Out will consist of three age groups:
- 6 years old and under
- 7-12; and
Three winners for each group will be awarded a Tucanos gift card, free dessert, and a caxirola. Participants can sign-up to compete right at the event.